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From LA to South Korea, these 7 shorts celebrate emotionally fraught and fearless journeys—and unlikely encounters—when living authentically ain’t easy.

Co-Presented by Friends of Dave Weir, and PFLAG of San Diego County.

In this program

Money Cat

Directed by Connor Kurth, Thomas Ireton

A couple turns to a mysterious Money Cat to help solve their financial problems, but their actions come with a price.


Directed by Guo Shang-Sing

After a young boy is bullied for having gay dads, his stepfather is forced to confront his own childhood trauma.

The Leaf

Directed by William J. Zang

With the film industry decimated by the COVID-19 pandemic, a San Francisco filmmaker weighs an emotional decision to return to China.

Dancing On My Own

Directed by Alexandra Cuerdo

In this autobiographical mix of documentary and fiction, queer Asians find belonging and inspiration at New York’s radical dance party Bubble_T.


Directed by Thy Tran

Struggling to deal with his lover’s disappearance, Duy’s string of online hookups takes him to darker places than he could ever imagine.

How to Die Young in Manila

Directed by Petersen Vargas

A teenage boy follows a group of young hustlers—believing one of them to be his anonymous hookup—only to come upon a trail of dead bodies.

God’s Daughter Dances

Directed by Sungbin Byun

A dancer struggles to get an exemption from military service, discovering movement’s liberatory power.

Dates & Times


UltraStar Cinemas Mission Valley

Sat, Oct 30
5:45 pm